13 October 2009


Every day over 50,000 people die of easily preventable and treatable causes. Millions of people all over the world are living in extreme poverty. Their situation is likely get worse if the world does not urgently and substantially cut the emissions causing climate change.

In 2008, 117 million people worldwide joined together to Stand-up against poverty

This year over the weekend of Oct 16-18 you are being invited again to take a stand to end poverty and pledge your support for the Millennium Development Goals by joining with a group of people and together take the pledge to act against poverty, and registering the number of participants who took part.

For stories, background information about the issues and suggestions for organizing a simple event visit the Stand-up against poverty website.

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